Saturday, April 25, 2009

Ned Overend

Photo by Rocky Arroyo
Mountain Biking legend Ned Overend scouts out the cross country course at the Sea Otter Classic last weekend.


Friday, April 24, 2009

Book Mark

Mark is a bookmark in the style of Dead Fred (pen holder), Hanging Harry (light pull), and Splat Stan (coaster).

Another favourite of mine is Stress Paul the stress ball

Whimsical figures sold by SuckUK.


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sea Otter Classic 2009

Photo by Rocky Arroyo
The Sea Otter Classic signals the start of the US mountain bike racing season. It was so hot that organizers shortened the Men's Expert race from 2 laps to one and a half. Cycling is held in and around the famous 2⋅24 mile Laguna Seca road racing track.

Thanks Rocky

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Two $2500 Utility Vehicles for Sale

Get yourself some 4x4 credibility for just $2500:

First choice is a 1962 Willys (pronounced Willis) wagon that seams to be original except for the wheels and mirror.
Seen today on the 100 block of 8th Avenue in the Inner Richmond.

Second choice is a 1969 Nissan Patrol black plate survivor. The Patrol was to the Toyota FJ what the Austin Gypsy was to the LandRover: Most people chose the latter, so they're not nearly as common as the former.
Seen today in Sausalito.


Friday, April 17, 2009


Designers, architects and artists have built unique pet furniture to raise money for PAWS (that is Pets Are Wonderful Support, and is not Pets Are Worth Saving, nor Progressive Animal Welfare Society).

Room and Board has some of these creations on show, and I was rather taken by the cat tree which integrates three types of scratching surfaces into the bookcase-like structure: Carpet, rope, and cardboard.

It's one-of-a-kind, but this one could serve as inspiration for your own cat tree. Or maybe a combination cat tree and bookcase!


Maria Yee Furniture Design

I looked in on Room and Board today. Specifically I was looking for the Arts and Crafts style couch by Maria Yee. Room and Board no longer sells it, but Maria Yee still makes this couch and sells it through furniture retailers listed on her website.

Which was where this Barrel chair caught my attention:


DWR SF Potrero Sale

The San Francisco sale is today and tomorrow.

The line waiting for the doors to open was around the corner. But the line moved fast as customers quickly noticed no hot bargains (up to 75% off? Yes, but not on anything good).

I was keen on this Eames designed Aluminum Group chair by Herman Miller. It had a patina from years of use in a DWR office. For me, that only increased its value. Sadly the price was $900, so I let it go.


Thursday, April 16, 2009

My Cats by Charles Bukowski

my cats

I know. I know.
they are limited, have different
needs and

but I watch and learn from them.
I like the little they know,
which is so

they complain but never
they walk with a surprising dignity.
they sleep with a direct simplicity that
humans just can’t

their eyes are more
beautiful than our eyes.
and they can sleep 20 hours
a day
hesitation or

when I am feeling
all I have to do is
watch my cats
and my

I study these

they are my